1 Peter 3:14

“But and if ye suffer for righteousnes sake, happy are ye, and be not afraid of their terrour, neither be troubled:”

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Other Translations

But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy [are ye]: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;
- King James Version

But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. AND DO NOT FEAR THEIR INTIMIDATION, AND DO NOT BE TROUBLED,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But even if ye should suffer for righteousness' sake, blessed `are ye:' and fear not their fear, neither be troubled;
- American Standard Version (1901)

But you are happy if you undergo pain because of righteousness; have no part in their fear and do not be troubled;
- Basic English Bible

But if also ye should suffer for righteousness' sake, blessed [are ye]; but be not afraid of their fear, neither be troubled;
- Darby Bible

But if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;
- Webster's Bible

But even if you suffer for righteousness' sake, you are to be envied. So do not be alarmed by their threats, nor troubled;
- Weymouth Bible

But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you are blessed. "Don't fear what they fear, neither be troubled."
- World English Bible

But also if ye suffren ony thing for riytwisnesse, ye ben blessid; but drede ye not the drede of hem, that ye be not disturblid.
- Wycliffe Bible

but if ye also should suffer because of righteousness, happy [are ye]! and of their fear be not afraid, nor be troubled,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 3:14


3:14 But if ye should suffer - This is no harm to you, but a good. Fear ye not their fear - The very words of the Septuagint, #Isaiah 8:12|,13. Let not that fear be in you which the wicked feel.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 3:14


1Pe 3:14 If ye suffer for righteousness' sake. Ye may be called to suffer for Christ. That is the lot of Christians, but instead of calling this an evil, happy [are ye]. See Mt 5:10. Great is the reward. It is only sowing in tears to reap in joy. Be not afraid of their terror. "Fear not with their fear" (Revised Version). With the fear of the wicked when danger comes, neither be troubled because you are persecuted.

Discussion for 1 Peter 3

  • BSP
    Verse 12~If we are righteous we can be assured that we have Jehovah God's eyes and ears on us so to speak.
  • BSP
    Verse 6~We do not want to give into fear. We must continue doing good and build love for Jehovah God and he will give us the courage we need to face any circumstance.
  • Steve morrow
    1 PETER 3:1 likewise you wives be in subjection to your own husbands that if any obey not the word they also may without the word be won over by the conversations of the wives 1 TIMOTHY 2:12 but I suffer not a woman to teach nor to usurp authority over the man but to be in silence
  • Emma Elder
    1 Peter 9:24 states that he went and preached to the spirits. I believe he went into hell? Is that true? Please show cross references. Please and thank you. Emma
  • D W L
    The day Jesus was crucified, there was 2 thieves also crucified. (Luke 23:39 And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.) But the one on the right said (Luke 23:And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.

    43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.
  • Mrs. Lindsey
    I really love verse 7 because it lets us know that GOD is some-kind-of serious about His marriage covenant and we need to be as well. A man's prayers are literally stopped once he leaves his wife meaning he can no longer ask forgiveness. Something to think about.

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